David Garrison  

Dragonfly On Red by David Garrison

November 2021 - Dragonfly On Red

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Taken at St Louis botanical garden. f 8, 1/200 sec, ISO 320

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7 comments posted

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
How very pretty and interesting. Love the sharp clarity, the water on the the leaf, and the brilliance of the flower. The dragonfly sort of gets lost -- seems to me to be incidental, not the subject of the work. I like the composition.   Posted: 11/10/2021 18:25:57

Sherri Vallie
Looks like a lovely day at the pond. The ed edges of the submerged leaves are particularly nice. Red is a tough color and might benefit from a slight desaturation.   Posted: 11/14/2021 18:40:11

Debbie Perez   Debbie Perez
Another beautiful flower. The color of the waterlily is a bit intense (the local pond has some that go almost radio-active in their coloring) and bringing the saturation down on it may show the dragonfly off a bit more. Funny thing is I notice the fallen oak leaf more than the bug. I like the contrast between it and the reds all around it!   Posted: 11/17/2021 10:15:46

David Garrison
I agree that the flower is intense but I don't remember saturating it. And in this picture the dragon fly is almost incidental.   Posted: 11/17/2021 11:18:18

John Larson   John Larson
A beautiful flower in a beautiful setting. I think I would zoom in to give the flower more prominence (word?). It would have been nice if you had a diffuser so that the harsh light at the top of the flower was not so harsh.   Posted: 11/19/2021 10:55:50

Priscilla Farrell   Priscilla Farrell
The composition in this image is excellent. I like the position of the waterlily, tall and rather imposing above the leaves. The leaves are of interest especially the several * ed ones (lighting) and the flooding atop the largest leaf.
De-saturate the red lily?
(*Curled leaves)   Posted: 11/20/2021 16:07:02

Allen Calopisis
Nice composition, the color is a bit saturated. I would also remove the leaf.   Posted: 11/25/2021 17:45:37